I'm Jose Marzan Jr. I’ve been working in the comic book industry since I was 16 years old. I’ve worked for Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Dark Horse, Disney, etc. I received two Eisner Awards for my work on Y: THE LAST MAN. I also do spot illustrations.  Many years ago my work was exhibited in the Society of Illustrators Annual Exhibition.  I’m not a natural writer. This Substack will give me the motivation to do some writing and post drawings, paintings, etc., but I don’t expect to write long pieces. That’s just not me, and time is precious these days. I’m grateful that you support my efforts in this Substack newsletter.

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Digital Pen and Ink is a place to post drawings and say something about them, about the process, the thoughts, memories, whatever. Who says that a blog has to be written? Let’s make art blogs. All sorts of drawings - figure drawings, still lifes, abstracts, and maybe even a superhero or two; personal work and commercial work; good drawings and bad drawings. Whatever works and feels right. Just to draw for the love of drawing, and discuss the work and the process.

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Jose Marzan Jr.
Comic book artist and illustrator with 39 (39!?!?) years in the business.